BELINAL® SILVER FIR EXTRACT SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES FATIGUE, IMPROVES REGENERATION AND ENDURANCE BY ATHLETES.
As an unexpected consequence of the metabolic steps that convert food into energy, the body produces molecules commonly called free radicals. However, when overproduced by the cell, free radicals can become dangerous cellular adversaries to numerous life-sustaining processes.
Anintensive sports activity result in increased oxygen consumption of up to 20 times, which results in a20-times larger amounts of free radicals produced by cells. In such quantities of free radicals the body’s own antioxidant mechanisms are no longer sufficient to protect cells against oxidative damage, so the introduction of effective and diverse bioactive polyphenols, like those found in Belinal® is helpfull to reduce of oxidative stress in muscles.
SPORT AND IMMUNE SYSTEM
It is well known that athletes after intensive training have also decline of the immune system. The most critical period of increased risk of upper respiratory tract infection is in the first 24 hours after intense effort. Also, due to the many stimulating effect ofBelinal® on the immune system is helpful for athletes.
In the sport research using scientific method “WURST 21” ten 10 athletes were involved in the 14-day preparation for the 10 km run. Volunteers have been supplementing 150 mg intake of Belinal® three times daily at an interval of 6 hours.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
During intensive physical training occurs in muscle damage as a result of mechanical forces on the muscle fibers, as well as the oxidative stress, which results in muscle cell damage. The second stage involves inflammation in muscles after an intense workout, which also causes damage to the muscle and can take up to few days. From this perspective, the introduction of Belinal® in beneficial to athletes. Belinal® proves at least three mechanisms of action:
- antioxidants action
- anti-inflammatory action
- Immuno modulatory action
Regeneration of muscles and joints was faster for 45 percent.
Endurance of athletes improved for 36 percent.
Fatigue was reduced by 38 percent.
Athletes daily described six different states: general well-being, reduced fatigue, exhaustion, regeneration, muscle inflammation and endurance with an assessment of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates that there is no change and number 5 indicates 100% change.
From the above diagrams it is evident that all states increased with the time. Athletesdaily supplementing Belinal® detected a significant change in all six states.